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today at five, ryanair is threatened with legal action for its handling of the latest batch of flight cancellations. the warning from the civil aviation authority came after ryanair said it was grounding another 18,000 flights, affecting 400,000 travellers. consumers shouldn't have to choose between low—cost fares or legal rights, which is what ryanair seems to be saying — you can either have cheap fares or you can have your legal entitlement. i mean, it'sjust crazy, isn't it? how can they be so disorganised? it's ridiculous. so what are your rights if you have been affected by cancellations? we'll ask an expert. the other main stories at five. cricketer ben stokes will not be considered for selection for international cricket until further notice, after his arrest on suspicion of assault. progress in some areas but still lots to do — the verdict on the latest brexit talks. we managed to create clarity on some
points, but others, however, more work remains to be done. and we are not a there yet. when i look across the full range of issues, i'm clear we've made considerable progress on the issues that matter. american founder of the international adult magazine playboy, hugh hefner, has died at the age of 91. it's five o'clock, our main story. ryanair is being threatened with legal action for "persistently misleading" passengers about their rights. the move by the uk's air regulator follows the cancellation of thousands more flights, affecting travellers through the christmas period and well into march next year. the civil aviation authority says it's launched enforcement action,
which is a first step towards a law suit. ryanair‘s problems are due to a shortage of pilots, because of annual leave commitments. our business correspondent theo leggett reports. ryanair has already annoyed hundreds of thousands of passengers by cancelling their flights. now the head of the civil aviation authority says he is furious with the airline as well. the company, he says, has been misleading its customers about their rights. consumers shouldn't have to choose between low—cost fa res and their legal rights, and that at the moment seems to be what ryanair is saying — you can either have cheap fares or your legal entitlement. under eu law, if yourflight is cancelled, your airline has to offer you a seat on another service, and if it doesn't have another appropriate service itself, it has to book you with another carrier. it seems ryanair is only offering seats on its own aircraft, and for some passengers that isn't appropriate. since the caa made its complaint, we have been contacted by some passengers.
matthew rice said, for example, he had been asking specifically for a seat on another carrier's service. he said over web chat, "you are obligated to re—route me." and the response he got was, "no, i am not." ryanair insists it complies fully with the law and has reminded its customer—service agents about passengers' rights. it says it is talking to the caa. simon calder thinks that the situation is unprecedented. for the aviation regulator to reprimand ryanairfor misleading the public on an industrial scale is simply unheard of, and i think it is going to do a lot of significant damage to the airline. rya nair has cancelled 20,000 flights so far, some 700,000 people have been affected, and travellers like these people in edinburgh seem
increasingly unimpressed. i feel sorry for the people that use ryanair, really, and it is really quite bad for them. it will lose a lot of business, that is definite. it isjust crazy, isn't it? how can they be so disorganised? it is ridiculous. they have made a bit of a mess, haven't they? a bit of a catastrophe for them. if ryanair doesn't do what the caa is asking, it could face heavy fines, but there is also its reputation to think of. the question now is whether low fares can compensate for any damage done to its brand. so if you were due to fly with ryanair what are your rights? joining me now is guy anker, managing editor at moneysavingexpert.com. good evening. so you are booked on a ﬂight, good evening. so you are booked on a flight, you discover it is not going
to happen, what is your best course of action? you are right that you either have to have the flight refu nd either have to have the flight refund and or, as we heard in the package, be put on an alternative ﬂight, it package, be put on an alternative flight, it could be ryanair or a ﬂight with flight, it could be ryanair or a flight with another airline. but we are hearing, even after the sea aa came out with its unprecedented reprimand, we are hearing examples of ryanair still reprimand, we are hearing examples of rya nair still not reprimand, we are hearing examples of ryanair still not adhering to the policy. before i left the office to come here, i saw a chat similar to we heard in the package, just before two o'clock, where an agent very clearly set to a passenger, we will not put you on another airline. the passenger pleaded with them, because they were trying to go to a particular event in hamburg, and the alternative ryanair option was not suitable. 0n alternative ryanair option was not suitable. on top of that, ryanair, oi’ suitable. on top of that, ryanair, orany suitable. on top of that, ryanair, or any other a—line, has to look after you if you are inconvenienced. let's say you were due to fly out of liverpool, and they moved you to manchester airport. if you add parking at liverpool and you could
not cancel, they need to give you the money back. if you have to stay abroad, they need to put you up in a hotel or suitable accommodation while you wait for your flight. but ryanair is while you wait for your flight. but rya nair is often while you wait for your flight. but ryanair is often making people demand these, these are not coming automatically, so it is important people know their rights. are any of those rights affected by how far into the future the flight was due to ta ke into the future the flight was due to take place? what i've said, no, but there is something else — if they tell you of a cancellation within iii days of the flight, you may be due additional compensation on top of that. for this particular batch of flights, because we are talking quite a long way into the future, we are probably going to miss that, but the people who were told last week that their ryanair ﬂight told last week that their ryanair flight was cancelled, delayed, they may be due alternative compensation if they were given less than two weeks notice. what if you are booked
a reasonable time into the future, and along with that comes a hotel booking, car hire, the kind of things that might often occur — where do you stand there? this is the other big problem. you are quite right, if you cannot get to your destination and the hotel is not refundable, you may have lost the money. ryanair is not going to be giving you money back for that, and u nfortu nately giving you money back for that, and unfortunately it is a mixed bag with travel insurers. a lot of them are saying you will not be covered for this. ryanair, on top of what we have been talking about, they are giving up to £80 in vouchers, but it isa giving up to £80 in vouchers, but it is a bit of an insult, if i think. if you have to fly on ryanair between october and march, i suspect people will not want to do that. thank you very much indeed for that. passengers faced delays at airports around the world today following problems with a computer check—in system. the passenger management system amadeus is used by 125 airlines. long queues were reported at dozens of airports, including gatwick, paris charles de gaulle and melbourne. the computer failure has now been fixed. amadeus apologised for
the inconvenience caused. this afternoon, the cricket authorities, the ecb, have ruled that ben stokes, the england cricket vice captain, will not be considered for england matches until further notice. earlier, video emerged, appearing to show him brawling outside a nightclub in bristol in the early hours of monday. stokes was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. his team mate alex hales who was with him, will also not be considered for selection. you may find some of the images in katie gornall‘s report disturbing. a night that spiralled out of control. this video allegedly shows england's vice captain, ben stokes, here in a green t—shirt, involved in a street fight. the footage, published by the sun newspaper, claims to show the cricketer brawling outside a nightclub in bristol in the early hours of monday morning.
stokes was arrested after visiting the nightclub in bristol, the city where hours earlier england had played a one—day international. he was held on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and released under investigation. today, stokes was said to be fragile and devastated following his arrest we need to know the full facts of what went on that night. he shouldn't have been in that position. i don't think being out at 2:30am on a monday morning is the right thing to be seen doing during the series. he has got to be the one who changes his lifestyle away from the cricket field. we want ben stokes the cricketer we have seen on the field over the last few years, we don't want that to change, but we need him to change off the field. it is not the first time stokes has faced scrutiny off the field. in december 2011, stokes was cautioned after obstructing a police officer during a night out in newcastle.
two years later, he was sent home from the lions tour in australia for repeated late—night drinking, and in march 2014 he broke his hand after punching a locker. that ruled him out of the t20 world cup. 0n the field, stokes is regarded as england's best all—rounder, the player australia would fear most ahead of ashes series. members of the ecb board discussed disciplinary action and reviewed the video footage from the sun. this afternoon, it was announced that stokes and team—mate alex hales will not be considered for international selection until further notice. with his immediate future in the hands of cricket authorities and the police, his ashes dream seems long way off. katie gornall, bbc news. 0ur sports correspondentjoe wilson is at lord's for us now. where does this leave things, do you think? it is interesting, the statement from the ecb has to be seen statement from the ecb has to be seen as statement from the ecb has to be seen as the beginning of their
disciplinary inquiry, not the end. they came to this form of words having seen the video which they say... i don't think that conversation is going to continue a great dealfurther, conversation is going to continue a great deal further, which conversation is going to continue a great dealfurther, which is frustrating. we heard him, but as you will gather, we didn't see him move you will gather, we didn't see him m ove very you will gather, we didn't see him move very much! hopefully we will hear more on that subject. and we'll be talking more about this at 5:40 with former cricketer and commentator simon hughes. both the brexit secretary, david davis, and his eu counterpart, michel barnier, have given a positive assessment at the end of the latest talks about the uk's withdrawal from the eu. mr davis said the two sides had taken "decisive steps forward". but mr barnier warned there were still differences on a number of issues, and it could be months before the talks moved on to a future trade deal. richard galpin reports. both david davis and the eu's main negotiator, michel barnier, describe this, the fourth round of negotiations, as vital. an eu summit‘s just three weeks
away, and britain had wanted the first phase of the negotiations to be completed by then. that's looking unlikely, but mr davis insisted there had now been significant steps forward. when i look across the full ranges of issues to do with our withdrawal from the eu, i'm clear we have made considerable progress on the issues that matter, increasing certainty for citizens and visitors, providing reassurance to our eu partners in regards to our mutual and financial obligations, and agreeing to some of the key principles in relation to issues arising from northern ireland and ireland. last week, theresa may gave a vital speech in florence about brexit. it was more conciliatory — it included an offer that britain would pay its dues to the european union during a two—year transition period which would follow our official departure in 2019, and her words seem to have had an impact. translation:
i think that it is positive that theresa may's speech made it possible to unblock the situation to some extent and give a new dynamic to the situation, but we're far from being at a stage, and it will take weeks or maybe even months, where we will be able to say, "yes, 0k, there has been sufficient progress on the principles of this orderly withdrawal." the first phase of these brexit talks is all about reaching agreement on three key issues — how much in total britain will pay to leave, the rights of eu citizens living here and british citizens in the other 27 states, and then the complex issue of the border between northern ireland and the republic. despite david davis's upbeat assessment, it's clear there are still very sharp differences between the two sides, and the clock is ticking fast towards our departure date of march 2019. richard galpin, bbc news.
0ur europe correspondent gavin lee is in tallinn, ahead of theresa may's dinner with the eu leaders this evening. how much do you think has changed today, gavin, compared with the last round of talks? well, i think there will be more of a skip and a harp in theresa may's steps in tallinn tonight, because the world has not changed, you know, there is a sense that suddenly the language at round four is more upbeat, and i think she will be particularly pleased for what people made of the florence speech, it seems to have opened a door in the sense that the language used by michel barnier is that the dynamic has changed. so things have moved, there has been a much better sense, he said, with him and david davis in the room, and that their teams have been together for the last four days, but time there is a
step forward, but there are still problems with the three big problems, citizen's rights, the irish border, and there are still no sense that the eu site know how much britain is willing to pay and for how long. theresa may is talking about staying in the eu for two more yea rs, about staying in the eu for two more years, but do they pay up to that point? the eu says that is not clear. and to the ec] have a say on the citizen's rights, and at the moment he me is saying no. so she gets here, and the other thing to bearin gets here, and the other thing to bear in mind is that she is not allowed to talk about brexit. we have been told from donald tusk ‘s offers that this is not part of the formal dinner, so all of the leaders are here, and it will be a odd meeting to have, member, don't
mention the b word. interesting, thank you, gavin lee, in tallinn. we can now speak to the former conservative deputy prime minister — lord heseltine, who is in our westminster studio. do acknowledge the role the prime minister has played in helping this new dynamic? it seems as though offering money on a significant scale has helped, giving an indication that we are at least talking, but i thinkjust following your report, we have no grounds to think we have any clarity about the sort of deal that is on offer. we are not even really talking about the deal on offer, which is where the deal on offer, which is where the big export and investment issues will be determined. so from the point of view of the industrial and commercial world, there is no glimmer of ending the uncertainty, which is now affecting industrial
and commercial planning across the whole spectrum. we're not talking about that broad deal, as you describe it, in part at least, because of the way the eu has determined the initial round of talks should be held. you see, this is where it is so difficult for the british commentariat to put over unacceptable message. we are the demanders, we are tearing up the rule book, and the europeans are not sympathetic to that. so our whole dilemma is to try and get them to have a constructive discussion about a whole range of things when they have already said, no, we are not talking about that. these are the way in which conversations can proceed — you may not like it, but these are the only ways. we have not even got to a stage where meaningful discussions are starting. indeed, michel barnier saying it could be weeks or months before we get into
theissues weeks or months before we get into the issues that really matter about people's living standards. if, to use your words, these are the only ways, isn't there an onus on them to show a bit of flexibility as well? well, why should they? because they ultimately want a deal, don't they? well, they want to preserve the integrity of the european union. they don't want to set an example of somebody leaving and getting a deal which is attractive. that is the basic underlying situation. complicated now, of course, because angela merkel, a pivotalfigure, has got domestic issues which will divert attention away. i had hoped that once angela merkel was elected, we could get a discussion about immigration, which might have provided the basis of some rather more positive outcome. but that is going to be difficult in the present circumstances. given the analysis
you have described, where would you advise the uk side of the current negotiations to be seen to be moving further than they have so far? well, my difficulty is that i don't see any upside from this process at all. but we are where we are. yes, and so we shouldn't be talking, because i am looking all the time for ways in which this unfortunate process can be ended, and i read all the speeches, i listen to what is said, and whilst there were wonderful pictures being painted, they are not based on any reality about the world asi based on any reality about the world as i understand it. i do not believe there is any unacceptable —— any a cce pta ble there is any unacceptable —— any acceptable outcome from this, and the europeans are two things happening now. one is that they have set rules which are not comfortable
for us, but they are united behind the room. but something worse is happening, there is now a disinterest in brexit across europe. there was a preoccupation, there was an irritation, and there was, to a certain extent, and amazement that we could be so surrendering our national self—interest. but now they are... to many of them are saying, they are going, let them go, we don't care. lord heseltine, thank you. more now on the ryanair cancellations, i am joined more now on the ryanair cancellations, iam joined by more now on the ryanair cancellations, i am joined by simon gompertz, the caa has written to ryanair, what gompertz, the caa has written to rya nair, what is gompertz, the caa has written to ryanair, what is being said? gompertz, the caa has written to ryanair, what is being said7m gompertz, the caa has written to ryanair, what is being said? it is a new letter. they wrote yesterday and have now written again, and you will remember that the civil aviation authority were furious, their words, at what they saw as the misleading nature of rya nair's at what they saw as the misleading nature of ryanair‘s communications with the thousands of passengers who have had their flights cancelled in two waves. first of all,
september—0ctober, we learned about that last week, and now 400,000 more journeys between november and march. what they are so unhappy about is that they feel that ryanair has not communicated properly to the passengers that, in certain second sta nzas, passengers that, in certain second stanzas, they have the right to demand of ryanair that they are re—routed on another airline, which is obviously expensive for ryanair. they have told ryanair to issue a press release, making this possibility clear, telling passengers that if they have made the wrong choice, chosen the wrong option out of taking a refund or re—routing or whatever, as a result of being misled, that they can now go back on that and make the correct choice, and they will have out—of—pocket expenses refunded. but further than that, in this hard—hitting further than that, in this ha rd—hitting letter we have further than that, in this hard—hitting letter we have a copy
of here, they are directing ryanair to read communicate, to send e—mails to read communicate, to send e—mails to all the passengers who were going to all the passengers who were going to orfrom the uk, to all the passengers who were going to or from the uk, restating the rights that they have, and particularly those ones who, for instance, have seen cancellations over christmas, routes that are now com pletely over christmas, routes that are now completely suspended, and so there are no alternative ryanair flights, they are being told to make it absolutely clear to them that they will be able to be re—routed on other airlines, or perhaps even on train routes to make sure that they get to their destinations that, in good faith, they booked an ryanair. they will also be bussed to another airport by ryanair if that is necessary. there should be a statement from ryanair to them that they will provide meals, refreshments, hotel accommodation where that is necessary. anything from ryanair in response? it has just gone out minutes ago, no response yet. i have not seen a letter like this before, it is
something they will have to send to hundreds of thousands of people, these new communications, a big burden for ryanair, and another episode in what the caa has described as an abysmal performance in dealing with cancellation problems. the prime minister has responded tojeremy corbyn's claim that capitalism is facing a crisis of legitimacy by extolling the benefits of the free—market economy. in a speech to mark 20 years since the bank of england was given operational independence, theresa may acknowledged the problems caused by globalisation. but she insisted it was the only route to improved living standards for all. 0ur political correspondent chris mason was watching. it's nicknamed the old lady of threadneedle street, the bank of england, founded over 300 years ago. this is where, 40 years ago, theresa may started her career. she returned here this morning with a big—picture message about her instincts on managing the economy. a free—market economy, operating under ther right rules and regulations,
is the greatest agent of collective human progress ever created. it was the new combination which led societies out of darkness and stagnation and into the light of the modern age. # 0h, jeremy corbyn! # what a contrast with yesterday, for after the singing at the labour party conference, a pitch to run the economy radically differently. the capitalist system faces a crisis of legitimacy stemming from the crash. now is the time that government took a more active role in restructuring our economy. now is the time that we developed a new model of economic management to replace the failed dogma of neoliberalism. let's unpick what the party leaders are getting at. the question is how much should the government be involved in running our economy — should ministers control the rent we pay or the company that provides our water? the gap between labour
and the conservatives on these big questions has not been this wide in a generation. people used to grumble that politicians all sounded the same. you don't hear that much now. this is the city of london — the beating heart of the economy, or illustrative of its worst excesses, depending on your view. the prime minister claims hers is a balanced approach, encouraging businesses to flourish, recognising some feel left behind. but the very fact she is making this argument now shows labour's ability, to make the political weather — and her need to respond. my argument has always been that if you want to preserve and improve a system which has delivered unparalleled benefits, you have to take seriously its faults and do all you can to address them. not to do so would put everything we have achieved together as a country at risk. it would lead to a wider loss of faith in free markets and risk a return to the failed ideologies
of the past. and expect theresa may to make this same case at the conservative conference starting this weekend. chris mason, bbc news. a serious case review has found that the murder of a teenage girl by a fellow resident at a care home was preventable. melissa mathieson, who was 18, was strangled three years ago by 19—year—old jason conroy. alexandra house in bristol specialised in caring for people with asperger‘s syndrome. 0ur social affairs correspondent michael buchanan has the story. awarning — his report contains details some viewers may find upsetting. she was a lovely girl. she was bubbly, bouncy. she was the type of girl that would have anybody. always smiling. i miss her. we all miss her. melissa mathieson could be challenging — she had asperger‘s and adhd,
but her family did not want moved 100 miles away from her home in berkshire to a care home in bristol. they argued she was vulnerable and they would not be able to support her. in october 2014, jason conroy, a fellow resident at the care home, strangled melissa. he decided to kill her in order to have sex with her. they were both let down. it is shocking, the amount of mistakes that were made. they all add up to a shocking event. and my daughter has taken the brunt of it all. it's heartbreaking. melissa was killed at this care home in bristol. alexandra house specialises in looking after people with asperger‘s, but today's serious case review finds they failed to take seriously jason conroy's previous history of abnormal sexual fantasies and were too positive in their assessment of his behaviour. in a statement, alexandra house said, "our deepest sympathies have been with melissa's family over the past three years." "since the review, was launched we have worked tirelessly
to make the necessary changes so that nothing like this can ever happen again." melissa's death could have been prevented if practitioners, staff, organisations had adhered to the processes which were in place. that didn't always happen. and there were a number of missed opportunities for a number of practitioners and a number of organisations. james mathieson has lost his daughter and wife in recent years. today's report lays bare what he has always believed — that melissa at least should still be alive. she wanted her 15 minutes of fame. she got it the wrong way. she got it the wrong way, because nobody really cared. and i miss melissa. i miss her hugs. i miss everything. boys michael buchanan, bbc news, berkshire. 29 minutes past five, time for a
look at the weather with philip avery. how is it looking? not bad, not everywhere, but for many it looks something rather akin to that. these conditions gradually spreading further east behind this weather front which i have to say has been a nuisance for the northern isles for a part of the day, and we are losing sunshine out west. this rain is not a million miles away, and the process of pushing the weather front eastwards continues apace during because of the night, which given all the cloud and breeze from the south will not be a cold one. there will be a lot of surface water and spray in the morning. it takes a while for this to move to the eastern side of the british isles. many parts in the west will be swapping the rainfall sunny spells and showers, although the process does not complete until late in the
day. and then we are off and running into saturday, which starts pretty well, and then we bring in more cloud and rain into western parts to finish the afternoon. that is the prelude to a very wet and windy sunday. this is bbc news at five — the headlines. ryanair is breaking the law in its handling of flight cancellations, the boss of the uk's aviation regulator claims. consumers shouldn't have to choose between low cost fares or legal rights, which is what ryanair seems to be saying — you can either have cheap fares or you can have your legal entitlement. cricketer ben stokes will not be considered for selection in england international matches while allegations he was involved in a violent brawl are investigated. the eu's top brexit negotiator — michel barnier — says there's still much to do, after latest round of talks with david davis in brussels. police investigating the
disobedience of madeleine mccann have been granted an extra funding by the home office. founder of the international adult magazine playboy — hugh hefner — has died at the age of 91. cricketers ben stokes and alex hales will not be considered for selection by england, until further notice as investigations continue into a brawl outside a bristol nightclub earlier this week. stokes was arrested under suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, but no charges have been brought against him. now a video has been released by the sun newspaper — that appears to show a fight involving the all—rounder. we haven't independently verified this video and the pictures coming up are fairly graphic. they seem to show stokes repeatedly throwing punches towards two men. one man needed to go to hospital
for treatment for facial injuries. stokes also suffered a minor fracture in his hand on the night of the incident. former england captain michael vaughan says stokes' potential loss would have huge ramifications. if ben stokes mrs the ashes with the hand injury —— does not make the ashes with the hand injury or the ongoing investigation, i do not give england a chance. they have built the site around ben stokes because of the all round quality he offers. i don't give england any chance in australia without ben stalks. to football, and england have named their squad for the world cup qualifiers against slovenia and lithuania. one win guarantees their place in russia next summer. manchester city midfielder fabian delph features in a gareth southgate squad for the first time. he won the last of his nine caps almost two years ago. leicester city's jamie vardy is among a host of players out injured. southgate says delph deserves a recall.
he has been an fortunate with injuries. he is at a club where cha pters injuries. he is at a club where chapters have been limited that he has dug in. he has forced his way into their side and he is playing well. he has not had as many games as we would like. but we have got a situation in midfield where we need to have more competition for places and more alternatives and we think he isa and more alternatives and we think he is a player that can provide that. chris coleman has named his wales squad ahead of their final world cup qualifiers against georgia and the republic of ireland. they are second in the group — arsenal's aaron ramsey is in the squad and in—line to win his 50th cap. arsenal fans are still getting used to thursday nights in the europa league but they did win their first group game earlier this month against cologne. arsene wenger‘s side kick—off in around 25 minutes in belarus against bate borisov.
we will play an experienced team, but we have a young bench. we have a tight schedule. it is an important game. that is why there is only one or two macro young players that will start the game. we have a very experienced team. and later everton really need a win against apollon limassol — after they were beaten 3—0 by atalanta in their first group match. kick—off at goodison park is just after eight o'clock. bayern munich have sacked coach carlo ancelotti saying their performances this season did not meet the club's expectations. the decision comes after a 3—0 defeat to paris st germain in the champions league last night. ancelotti had been in charge at bayern since last summer. he also led chelsea to a premier league and fa cup double in 2010. rory mcilroy is four shots off the
lead in the british masters in northumberland. more on that in sports day at half past six. more now on one of our top stories and the progress of brexit talks between britain and the eu. as we've been hearing both sides said there had been some progress and michel barnier said that theresa may's florence speech had created a good dynamic. but the eu negotiator, also said there were still big gaps between the sides on some of the withdrawal issues. chris from our reality check team is here to look at those topics. the divorce bill, where does that stand? there was some language which was the language the eu wanted to hear, notably the words that we would honour our commitments. the uk would honour our commitments. the uk would honour its commitments. trouble is,
they have delved into that this week, david davis said we are not at the stage where we can see what those commitments are. what david davies and the uk negotiating team up davies and the uk negotiating team up to talk about is the future before you get into too much of the financial detail, but the response from michel barnier, the strongest and the track is that he has said at the press conference, there is no logical and coherent point between the discussion of the future relationship under discussion of past financial responsibilities. the entire debate about the secrets of these negotiations has been a problem from the start. the basic problem from the start. the basic problem remains. we need some clever choreography to get past that. all citizens rights, their rates of eu citizens in the uk, and uk citizens and the rest of the eu, how is that rich a mac i was in brussels at the beginning of the week, i spoke to three or four minutes from
other eu countries, they all said this issue is the one we really care about because it involves our citizens. there was some incremental progress, social security payments, but there is an elephant in the room, the european court of justice, is an elephant in the room, the european court ofjustice, what will be the legal recourse that will guarantee any agreement on citizens rights after brexit? the uk side says it has made an offer essentially, it has shown some flexibility, that this agreement could be written into uk law, with direct effect, but the eu side still wa nts direct effect, but the eu side still wants ultimate legal authority to beat the european court ofjustice. that is a difficult stumbling block because of something which we called judas dixon, it is hard to find a grey area , judas dixon, it is hard to find a grey area, it is black or white, another issue on which there is progress to be made. ireland, everyone seems to agree on
what is necessary. the good friday agreement has to be respected, the common travel area has to be respected. we don't want physical infrastructure on the border. this brings us back to this idea of what comes first, when to be stuck to discuss the future? the nuclear argument is how can you reach an agreement or make sufficient progress on the border before you discuss future arrangements like customs? you do not know the customs regions in the future, how can you discuss the border? that is one of the reasons that david davis said at this time to move on. he would like to talk about what we have been talking about in the prime minister ‘s speech and elsewhere, a transition period. a transition period is important and it would ta ke period is important and it would take us from where we are now to a long—term relationship. part of the problem is michel barnier‘s mandate, thatis problem is michel barnier‘s mandate, that is tightly defined by the other 27 countries, does not give them the opportunity to talk about the transition period. david davies said quite pointedly today, let us hope that happens quite soon. there is a
sort of october. i expect that point we will not get the green light to move on to talk about change. there isa move on to talk about change. there is a possibility that the other 27 eu countries might decide that that mandate could be changed a bit to talk about the transition process and that would be speed progress. the uk has ambitions to run as efficient and seamless a border as possible when we leave the eu, without queues of lorries waiting to get through customs checks. norway which is not a member of the eu, has the largest eu frontier with european union member sweden. it's been called the most technologically advanced border in the world. so what could the uk learn from them? our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones has been to find out. it is 1000 miles long and separates norway from sweden and the eu. and there are dozens of places to cross there are dozens of places to cross the border. 0n the motorway where you can choose to stop for a customs check, country roads much like those
crisscrossing the uk's border with ireland, with at least, on the surface, the same lack of controls. that is what i call a frictionless border, no checks whatsoever. 20 miles back in norway, this man sets off with export goods bound for speeding. it takes a lot of time. sometimes we do not like that. customs has been investing in technology to make things smoother. a giant scanner x—rays lorries picked out for special attention. here are some of the goods they have confiscated. alcohol duty is sky in norway, there is a constant battle against smugglers. we can see all the vehicles crossing the border. karmanos are connected to a number plate recognition system, in future they plan to connect this to customs computers so that most worries can
be waved through. the ambition is that the large proportion of the vehicles passing here, where everything is ok, should pass without human contact. for now driver still have to queue up and hand over plenty of paper. he is exporting from norway and importing into sweden and many borders that would mean two macro separate operations, but because the norwegians and the swedes move —— work together, he just has to go through one, the swedish customs post. norwegian customs iq of drivers from sweden is building up under us some impatience. drivers from sweden is building up under us some impatiencem drivers from sweden is building up under us some impatience. it is not fast enough. is very slow. they could work harder and treat the customers better. sometimes it is
very bad to come here because there isa very bad to come here because there is a lot of traffic. this may feel like a busy border, but ten times as many lorries across the channel at dover. with a hard border they have a big issue because you have to establish new facilities and recruit a lot of people to deal with it. what would your advice be? make a deal. progress has been quite speedy. norway has a closer relationship with the eu in britain is planning. keeping border traffic flowing may mean investment in technology and people. let's return now to cricket and the england cricket board says that ben stokes won't be considered for selection for international matches until further notice. a video appeared which appeared to
show him brawling outside a nightclub in bristol. joining me now is former cricketer and editor of the cricketer magazine, simon hughes. what is your thoughts on what the ecb has said? very sensible. it sends a terrible message out to the sporting world to condone any of that kind of activity whether it has proven or not. at the moment he is under suspicion but the ramifications are serious and i do not see how they can consider have a selection until it is sorted out. where does that leave the ashes tour? england will badly miss ben stokes. i don't see how they can pick at the moment. the problem of ben stokes as he is a passionate quy- ben stokes as he is a passionate guy. there is a fervour and his cricket which makes him a matchwinner. he likes challenge and provocation. he plays blowing me when england are under the cosh. he has already proved himself this
summer, he produced a match—winning performance and turned the series around. england know he is a matchwinner, probably their best cricketer. he can get in the site as a batsman and a bowler on merit but he is liable to provocation in other ways. he is subject to a potential ban on the field for swearing and four other antics. he is easily provoked. he is on three demerit points. 0ne provoked. he is on three demerit points. one more demerit point and he would be suspended anyway. when he would be suspended anyway. when he is liable to this kind of behaviour off the field it is very easy for spectators, supporters of the opposition, to provoke him and get this kind of reaction. he is a difficult man to consider at the moment. what of the wider picture? it was two o'clock in the morning, it was monday, talk of curfews,
where do you stand on home rule should be laid down? it is totally wrong that they are out at half past two in the morning during a one—day series. you should not have to make rules. these guys are adults. you make a general rule which is, do not do anything and provincial —— do not do anything and provincial —— do not do anything and provincial —— do not do anything unprofessional. if you area do anything unprofessional. if you are a professional sportsman it is not a good idea to be out in the middle of the series. at the end of the series, let your hair down, that is fine. there is two stag weeks to come. they can do that then. now is not the time to do it, especially during the series. that isjust asking for trouble. going back to his position in the team in terms of what he brings to the team. rb biting him in the mould of ian botham and freddie flintoff in terms of how good he is? he is better than
freddie flintoff. he is probably not as good as ian botham yet, he was an astonishing cricketer, but ben stokes is heading that way in terms of ability, he is not as good a bowler, but poorly a better batsmen. he has only scored 100 against the australians in australia on the last two, he is an intimidating presence on the field, unfortunately that passion is not a tab you can turn on and off, but he has too want to control himself off the field. this is bbc news at five — the headlines. ryanair is threatened with legal action for misleading passengers about their rights — as thousands more flights are cancelled. the england cricketer — ben stokes — will not be considered for selection for international cricket — after his arrest on suspicion of assault. the eu's lead negotiator says there are still "big gaps" between the sides on some of the withdrawal issues after the latest round of brexit talks. the children's charity, unicef uk, says young orphaned refugees
with relatives in britain, should to be allowed to live here with their families. it says this would make them less likely to set off on dangerous journeys to other parts of europe, and help cut the risk of exploitation by criminal gangs. our home affairs correspondent, june kelly reports. the perilous route to europe for thousands of refugees. amongst them, children travelling on their own, hoping to eventually reach relatives in the uk. as an ambassador for the children's charity unicef uk, the actor michael sheen has met many families from syria displaced by the war there. the charity is campaigning for unaccompanied under—18s with family in britain to be able to come here directly. at the moment, you can't apply to be reunited with your grandparents, or older siblings, or aunts and uncles, unless you are already in europe. so what that's doing is it's making young, unaccompanied children have to take that incredibly dangerous journey to get to europe, just
to have a chance to be with the only family they have. 0mar, a syrian refugee whose identity we are protecting, is getting messages from his teenage brother, still trapped in their home country. that's a message from your brother, what's he saying to you? he is saying now i am in aleppo and i am trying to get hold of my certificate because i want to travel, i want to get out of syria. he wants to bring his brother here directly, and fears for the teenager's future if he stays in syria. he faces the risk of being recruited and drafted, you know, by different factions. the government forces, the affiliated militias to the government forces. isis. different factions. so everyone is trying to recruit these young people. the home office says its approach is to resettle whole families directly
from conflict regions, and that unaccompanied children may be eligible to come to the uk under the vulnerable children's resettlement scheme. june kelly, bbc news. residents of the indonesian island of bali are nervously waiting to find out whether its most sacred mountain will erupt. tens of thousands of people living near the slops of mount agung volcano have been moved from their homes. ——slopes there has been an increase in volcanic activity this week with hundreds of tremors recorded and an exclusion zone around the mountain has been set up. but the indonesian authorities are keen to reassure holiday—makers that the island remains open for business. hywel griffith sent this update from bali. life on the tourist beaches is continuing more or less
as normal and that's exactly what the indonesian government is hoping for. it sent out a letter addressed to the people of the world, talking about the fact that bali is still open for business and even if there is an eruption they have contingency plans in place to send aircraft in different directions and have ferries which could take people off the island. some people we've been speaking to at a bar say they wouldn't mind being marooned on bali for an extra couple of days. a different situation however for the 80,000 or more people who have been evacuated from their homes, taken out of the red zone, which surrounds mount agung. many of those coming to the end of the first week as evacuees. some have got a couple of bags full of clothes to keep them going. however, one centre we visited this morning, it became obvious that the women and children were there but some of the men were going back into the risky zone to tend to the animals. in some cases i guess their main source of income. there's a bit of a tension here in bali over how this is going to play out. the question really everyone wants answered is if and when an eruption will come.
there's no answer to that, although the earthquakes continue coming, the seismic activity is still very, very frequent. an eruption could be minutes or hours, days, maybe even months away. amazon's echo has been the surprise hit gadget of the past couple of years. the ‘device you can talk to' is a best seller in a competitive new market of voice assistants. 0ur north america technology reporter dave lee went to the company's seattle headquarters to find out what's coming next. for about an hour, amazon rolled off a flurry of devices. they included its updated echo assistant, an added premium version called the echo plus, some new buttons to use with the echo, a small version with a screen called the echo spot, and an updated smart tv device. this is the new amazon echo. it's going to cost $99 or £89 in the uk. it's slightly shorter than the previous model, and amazon says it has a much better sound as well. it comes in a variety of different shells,
designed to make it fit in better with the decor in your own home. there's also the upgraded echo plus, which has smart home capabilities. so i can walk into my kitchen in the morning, i can say, alexa, good morning. it'll give me a travel update, a weather update, it will turn on the lights, and best yet, it will pop the kettle on as well. there are a lot of new options now. do you think normal people might find them too confusing? i think one of the big confusions will be between the echo, which is a new echo, which is a smaller device, which looks quite cute, we've got a nice fabric or wood veneer around it, and the echo plus, which is the same thing but makes smart home connectivity a little bit easier. i think there will be a lot of people saying, i'm not sure which one i need. and if you suddenly create that void of, i don't know what i need, sometimes they panic and walk away and buy something completely different. i think the selection upfront doesn't confuse the simplicity and what's most important is that once you've installed the product, it's incredibly simple.
and nothing has changed about that. alexa, super simple, very approachable, and she's able to do all she's ever been able to do and more. amazon has clearly been working very hard to increase the lead it has in home assistants. but all eyes are now on google, we're expecting a new home device from them as early as next week. the founder of playboy magazine, hugh hefner, has died. he was 91. at its peak playboy sold seven million copies a month, and it was said that hefner helped usher in an age of pornography, reducing women to sex objects. but he described himself as a pioneer of sexual liberation. 0ur los angeles correspondentjames cook looks back at his life. mr hefner, i suppose you're the world's most famous hedonist. certainly in a very public way. are you a happy man? oh, yes. hugh hefner was the teenage boy who never grew up. a pioneer of ‘60s sexual liberation.
bunny girls, nightclubs, a corporatejet called big bunny, all made possible by the magazine he started at his kitchen table. with marilyn monroe as its first nude centrefold, playboy was an instant hit. in its heyday it sold 7 million copies a month. what i fought for was personal, individual freedom. it is the unpopular views and values, these are the things which need protecting. and i have been vigorous in fighting for that from the very beginning. i think that i take the greatest pride in, it's been almost 50 years now, and i take the greatest pride in the impact that i think i personally and playboy has had on changing socio—sexual values of our time. he was attacked by both conservatives and feminists who accused him of reducing women to sexual toys. he claimed to have been a feminist before there was even such a thing as feminism. which is, i mean, hilarious in some ways but he really did set
about trying to co—opt feminism into a movement that suited him and suited men in general. when sales dwindled hugh hefner retired to his mansion where the partying continued. at the age of 86, he married his third wife, crystal harris, a playboy playmate 60 years hisjunior. but he was not, he insisted, a dirty old man. i have dealt over the years with racism, with sexism. now it's ageism. i think that age disparity is something, more dramatic age disparity is something which is new because, you know a few years ago we were just living to be 50, 60 years old. we have to accommodate and rethink some of our prejudices and perceptions. he died at the playboy mansion in la, surrounded by friends, the self—styled godfather of the sexual revolution.
hugh hefner, who has died aged 91. 0n. we still have those two storms on the go. that cloud on the eastern side of canada, we will come to that ina side of canada, we will come to that in a moment. we have to get rid of this area of low pressure throwing cloud into the western side of the british isles. but area of cloud and rain pushing across western parts through the course of the night. a lot of cloud around. it will not be
a particularly cold night. brighter skies getting into northern ireland, parts of western scotland. across eastern areas that commute will not be particularly special, nor across the trans—pennine be particularly special, nor across the tra ns—pennine routes. be particularly special, nor across the trans—pennine routes. eastern side of wales, and to the west country, tied up in a weatherfront. i eased the rain not as intense as it is going to be close to that weather front. but still a it is going to be close to that weatherfront. but still a lead it is going to be close to that weather front. but still a lead and start to the day. breezy as well. it will take an age to get away from the far east of east anglia. and the shetland islands wet and windy weather. saturday, starts well
enough to central and eastern areas, but there are showers from the word go and then we begin to see the wind freshening and showers giving way to rain across the far south and west later in the day. this is the first sign of that area of low pressure coming out of canada. somewhere in the circulation of that particular future there will be elements, no more than that perhaps, and maybe more than that perhaps, and maybe more in the way of rain. big area of low pressure. that'll give us all the wet and windy weather for the greater part of sunday and into monday and that combination could be quite destructive given the intensity of the rain and the strength of the wind as well. we will keep you posted. tonight at six — the airlines watchdog threatens rya nair over how it's dealt with flight cancellations.
400,000 passengers will be hit by the latest flights to be grounded — the caa boss says he's furious. consumers shouldn't have to choose between low—cost fa res consumers shouldn't have to choose between low—cost fares and their legal rights. that at the moment seems to be what ryanair are saying think the best you can either have cheap fares or your legal entitlement. that is not acceptable. the key question is whether ryanair will re—route passengers on rival airlines. also tonight: cricket star ben stokes may not make the ashes tour after all. it follows these pictures which appear to show him standing over a man he'sjust punched. another round of brexit talks end — but the eu says it could be months before they move on to a future trade deal. it wasn't me, ref — how video technology could soon be